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Balochistan Rebels Tied to Blackout Across Most of Pakistan

PakistanDarknessMonday, January 26th, 2015 12:29 pm GMT +00:00

BW News Web Desk: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Towns and cities across Pakistan plunged into darkness early Sunday when what officials said was an attack by militants on a transmission line short-circuited the national electricity grid, presenting a new indictment of the government’s faltering efforts to solve the country’s chronic power crisis.

Emergency efforts to end the blackout, widely described as Pakistan’s worst ever, resulted in a partial restoration of power in the capital, …

Balochistan News

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Balochistan: Pakistani forces demolishes Baloch houses in ...

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 08:09 pm

Unabated state violence continues against Baloch people across Balochistan, several people abducted since the beginning of New Year. The Pakistani Police and FC in a joint operation have reportedly bulldozed…

International News

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Ghani introduces cabinet to the parliament...

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 10:04 pm

KABUL, (NNI): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday officially introduced the National Unity Government’s cabinet members to the National Assembly or Wolesi Jirga for a confidence vote amid controversy. One…

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Afghan president nominates cabinet ministers...

Monday, January 12th, 2015 01:07 pm

KABUL (NNI): Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani introduced the long-awaited list of minister-designates to Wolesi Jirga, or the lower house of parliament, for approval on Monday, the state-owned national television…

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Thousands of Afghans protest Taliban amid 4 blasts within ...

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 02:58 pm

KABUL, Jan 06 (NNI): Thousands of Afghan people including hundreds of women gathered in the northern Jowzjan province’s capital Sheberghan city, denounced Taliban outfit and announced their support to Afghan…

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Ghani says US might want to re-examine’ pullout dead...

Monday, January 5th, 2015 02:43 pm

WASHINGTON, Jan 05 (NNI): Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that the United States might want to “re-examine” the timetable for removing the remaining US-led coalition troops in the country…

Features

2014: Land of impunity...

vbmp-camp-karachi-press-clubSunday, January 11th, 2015 11:35 am

By Naziha Syed Ali The very first day of 2014 brought with it a graphic reminder of the daunting challenges that bedevil Balochistan when a suicide bomber targeted a bus full…

Pakistan’s “Other” Insurgents Face IS...

Karlos-Zurutuza-FREELANCEThursday, December 25th, 2014 01:28 pm

By Karlos Zurutuza SARLAT MOUNTAINS, Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Dec 24 2014 (IPS) – The media tend to portray Balochistan as “troubled”, or “restive”, but it would be more accurate to say…

Ah Balaach!...

BalaachWednesday, November 19th, 2014 11:30 pm

“The demise of nations comes not due to annihilation but capitulation,” an age-old Balochi maxim – almost forgotten by ordinary folks – invoked by him with full vigour in his…

Opinions

The exploitation of Baloch national wealth...

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By Saleh Mullazai Baloch Human beings have a bad habit called – greed – and the more power and wealth they get their desire to become further rich or stronger…

BNM’s baseless accusations and twisted facts...

Smear-CampaignSunday, December 28th, 2014 07:56 pm

By Ramen Baloch Currently Baloch politics is going through extreme debate between different groups, organisations and schools of thought due to conflicting ideas, malpractices and mismanagement some people who claim…

Independence of Post-Colonial Pakistan and the sovereig...

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By Athithan Jayapalan On 14th August when Pakistan celebrated its Independence Day, pro-Baloch independence parties and organizations boycotted the occasion, marking it as Black Day. Subsequently black flags were hoisted…

Editorials

Pakistani aggression against Baloch Political activists...

BalochistanWarSunday, January 25th, 2015 06:09 pm GMT +00:00

Since the occupation of Balochistan in 1948 Pakistan has subjected the Baloch people to brutal human rights violations including military operations, indiscriminate bombardment and abduction of Baloch political activists. Thousands…

China – Pakistan nexus: Stealing of Balochistan r...

DealTuesday, December 16th, 2014 10:40 pm

Balochistan has been the centre of attention because of its vast coastline, enormous resources and strategic geographical location that is why every occupier wished to conquer Balochistan. From Nausherwan Adil…

Interviews

Interview: Baloch Activists...

Baloch activists holding pictures of abducted BalochWednesday, November 5th, 2014 12:18 am

By Vanessa Thevathasan and Monomita Raksit A recent escalation in violence underscores the pressing need for a human rights-based solution to the challenges, violations and brutality faced by the Baloch…